50 Years of Tapes: A Day-Long Celebration of the Cassette
The Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn)
Less than $10?
4 pm connecting to Paris event
6 pm films
8 pm music
2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the invention of the cassette tape. This unique medium has mutated from a cutting edge, compact listening device to an obsolete “lo-fi” throwaway object, relegated to thrift stores and glove compartments. The cassette has also played a crucial role within the underground music scene of the past 35 years, as a cheap method of distributing challenging, non commercialized musics as well as creating a consumer friendly method of home recording.
50 Years of Tapes will spotlight four artists whose work primarily uses the cassette as a basis for musique concrete explorations. Aki Onda, G. Lucas Crane (Nonhorse), Emmanual Ferrant and Rinus Van Alebeek will perform either solo or in various combinations. The day will also be punctuated by a program of related experimental films all shot on pixelvision, curated by Sarah Halpern as well as servings of delicious cassette shaped hors d’oeuvres. A listening library of the entire catalogue of Tellus Tapes will be installed in the Silent Barn showspace, as well as an ongoing tape fair with tape labels from the northeast selling their magnetic wares.
With performances by:
RINUS VAN ALEBEEK
G. LUCAS CRANE
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